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World%20War%20I - World War I “The Mad World of Blood...

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Unformatted text preview: World War I: “The Mad World of Blood, Death and Fire” The Coming of the War A. Imperialism: Great Global Powers •--international competition •--markets and raw materials •--”shake out” The Coming of the War (con’t) B. Industrialism •--international competition •--wealth and state power The German Colossus • Otto Von Bismarck Unification Industrial Production France Britain Germany Pig Iron (million metric tons) 1870 1.2 6 1.3 1914 2.7 9.1 12.4 Steel (metric tons) 1870 84,000 334,000 126,000 1914 2.8 million 7.9 mil. 13.8 mil. The Coming of the War (con’t) C. Social Darwinism and Nationalism •--war and natural law •--imagined communities and national identity: the glorified `us’ and the vilified `them’ •--the will to war: `By Jingo!’ British Propaganda French Propaganda German and American Propaganda The Coming of the War (con’t) • D. Alliance Systems •--Triple Alliance to Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy), Triple Entente to Allied Powers (Russia, France, Britain) II. Blood, Death and Fire • Allied Powers vs. Central Powers • The Western Front • The Schlieffen Plan and the Battle of the Marne The Western Front Two Front War Trench Warfare and the Machine Gun • `goin’ over the top’, and the `race for the parapet’ • Pals Batallions In the Trenches...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course HIST 104 taught by Professor Ingrao during the Fall '08 term at Purdue.

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